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Does Russia really need the OPEC deal?

OPEC and Russia are coordinating the 1st joint OPEC/non-OPEC deal to curb oil output since 2001, but the apparent unity in the face of lower-for-longer oil prices doesn't disguise the fact that the cartel and Russia have separate agendas for production, expansion, and global market shares.

25 September 2017 , 00:03Neftegaz.RU2800

Venezuela’s «oil fire sale» to benefit Russia and China

Now, there's talk of U.S. sanctions on PDVSA in particular. Here's how that may play right into Russia's and China's hands.

28 August 2017 , 00:02Kent MoorsNeftegaz.RU3610

Mozambique and Rosneft’s hunt for foreign policy pull

Word that Rosneft will soon open an office in Mozambique belies the company and Sechin's growing influence over Russia's policy in the Asia-Pacific.

31 July 2017 , 00:01Nicholas TrickettNeftegaz.RU4270

Russian gas trumps American sanctions

A reinvigorated discussion of Russia's energy policy in Europe has recently become part of the debate in Washington over new sanctions against Moscow.

10 July 2017 , 00:02Nikolay PakhomovNeftegaz.RU3880

Putin’s newest oil play: Russia gains foothold in Iraqi oil patch

The latest developments in Kurdish-Russian relations might be indicative of even deeper cooperation and convergence between the 2 nations.

19 June 2017 , 00:01Viktor KatonaNeftegaz.RU5010

The battle for natural gas dominance in Russia

It's no secret that Gazprom has been fending off challenges to its monopolist position as a natural gas exporter for some time now.

29 May 2017 , 00:02Nicholas TrickettNeftegaz.RU4530

The Russian oil industry will survive, even at $20 per barrel

Although from time to time oil howling sees very low prices, for Russia it is unimportant what the cost of a barrel will be, as long as it is no less than $20.

13 March 2017 , 00:01Dimitri DolaberidzeNeftegaz.RU4390

Gazprom plays ball: the depoliticization of the European gas market

Gazprom's gas supplies to Europe and Turkey reached an all-time record in 2016.

06 February 2017 , 00:05Neftegaz.RU7520

Why Russia beat Saudi Arabia as China’s №1 oil supplier

Russia last year overtook Saudi Arabia as China's biggest supplier of crude oil thanks in large part to increased demand from independent refineries, popularly called teapots.

30 January 2017 , 00:07Irina SlavNeftegaz.RU5860

Oil falls on China concerns

Oil prices fell on January 13, 2017 and were on track to end the week lower on lingering doubts over the extent of Opec cuts, with sentiment worsened by concerns over the economic health of the world's 2nd-largest oil consumer China after it reported the steepest falls in overall exports since 2009.

16 January 2017 , 00:10Neftegaz.RU6290

10 energy surprises in 2017

It's pointless to list the obvious. For oil and gas, pundits know that things like OPEC compliance, U.S. rig counts, pipeline angst, and Chinese consumption are on a long list of standard items that are obligatory to parse from our cluttered news feeds.

26 December 2016 , 13:49Peter TertzakianNeftegaz.RU5530

Japan importing less crude oil; Gives Iran and Russia cold shoulder

Japan's crude oil imports dropped to 3.055 million barrels per day in October, down by 5.6 % from September, the Petroleum Association of Japan (PAJ) reported on December 10, 2016.

12 December 2016 , 01:28Tsvetana ParaskovaNeftegaz.RU6010

Analysts clash over OPEC as «A Dying Organization» or a force that will propel prices into the $70s

Analysts have spent the days following the loose Algeria output cap deal predicting that prices will stay in the doldrums for the foreseeable future; but the founder of Andurand Capital Management thinks crude will reach $60 per barrel over the next 3 months and $70 next year due to the agreement.

17 October 2016 , 00:42Neftegaz.RU6510

How sanctions have benefited Russian Oil

Oil and gas producers have worked diligently to reduce the cost of their operations following the fall in crude oil prices at the end of 2014.

10 October 2016 , 00:05Oil & Gas 360®Neftegaz.RU7310

Why oil prices can’t stay low for much longer

For many oil companies, the current downturn in oil is a back-breaker, but some have adapted to the falling prices and are fighting to survive and benefit from the higher oil prices that lay at the end of this dark tunnel.

26 September 2016 , 01:48Rakesh UpadhyayNeftegaz.RU6540

Is China deliberately trying to de-rail the Russia-Saudi oil deal?

China has been increasing oil imports and feasting on the low crude oil prices. Could Russia and Saudi Arabia's plan to stabilize crude oil prices cut into China's oil hoarding plans?

12 September 2016 , 13:11Rakesh UpadhyayNeftegaz.RU6750

Oil wars: Can Russia hold off Middle Eastern oil In Eastern Europe

Russia still has supremacy over Central and Eastern Europe, especially over its crude oil market.

05 September 2016 , 02:21Gefira FoundationNeftegaz.RU10750

Iran's oil minister defends market share

Iran's oil minister said on August 26, 2016, that he'll go to an Algerian meeting where producers could move to stabilize prices, but kept his defense of market share.

29 August 2016 , 02:01Daniel J. GraeberNeftegaz.RU6600

Venezuela oil production falls to 40 year lows as OPEC admits to lower-than-predicted global demand

Even though analysts characterize the current oil market as overbearish, contained in the August OPEC Report is the troubling disclosure that its Reference Basket fell nearly 7% in July «amid lower-than-predicted demand, high refined product stocks during the peak summer driving season and rising crude supply.»

15 August 2016 , 00:26Ship & BunkerNeftegaz.RU4780

Kazakhstan moves towards becoming a Top 10 oil producer

Recently, a group of oil companies led by Chevron announced a $36.8 billion investment deal for the development of Kazakhstan's Tengiz oil field. The sizable new investment is virtually unprecedented in the prevailing low-priced oil economy.

01 August 2016 , 16:33Global Risk InsightsNeftegaz.RU5260

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